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The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 collection includes 2,024 reel-to-reel tapes and 2,024 WAV files preserved as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives’ 2013-2016 “American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982” (“American Women”) preservation project. The recordings were selected as an “artificial collection” to document the Women’s movement and second-wave feminism as it was broadcast on the Pacifica network. The collection also includes recordings that, though they weren’t about feminism or women’s rights, are significant because they were produced by women or featured women important to American history and culture at that time. Nearly all of the recordings were broadcast between 1963 and 1982 on a Pacifica network station: KPFA - 94.1 FM Berkeley, CA; KPFK - 90.7 FM Los Angeles, CA; WBAI - 99.5 FM New York, NY, KPFT - 90.1 FM Houston, TX; and WPFW - 89.3 FM Washington, D.C. or via satellite. One thousand six hundred and ninety six reel-to-reel tapes were digitized with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and all 2,024 tapes are being stored at the University of Maryland’s Public Broadcasting Archive. The 2,024 WAV audio files are being stored at the Pacifica Radio Archives in North Hollywood, CA, the University of California, Berkeley Library, and the Internet Archive in San Francisco, CA.

RESTRICTED. Please contact the Pacifica Radio Archives if you wish to use any portion of these recordings in any published work or performance. Permissions, licensing requests, and all other inquiries should be directed in writing to: Pacifica Radio Archives c/o Archives Director, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West, North Hollywood, CA 91604, 800-735-0230 x 263, fax 818-506-1084, info AT pacificaradioarchives.org, http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org. The Pacifica Radio Archives will honor all takedown requests in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual copyright laws. Claimants are advised to leave detailed contact information including name, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or physical address where they may be reached, as well as all information pertaining to the specific nature of the complaint. The preservation of these tapes was funded by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Preservation services provided by George Blood Audio and Video.

This project was funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a division of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

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"Lena: a sound portrait of a multifaceted lady." Lena Horne (b. June 30, 1917; d. May 9, 2010) is interviewed at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel by KPFA's Gene De Alessi in conjunction with the release of her autobiography. She was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, and went on to achieve international fame as a singer. In this recording she discusses her life and career, civil rights, Billie Holiday, Joe Lewis, Humphrey Bogart,...
Topics: Horne, Lena, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, African American Women, Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Part one is "Three Women" - a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath (self contained). Judith Binder as the wife, Ann Bernstein as the secretary, and Rachelle Towers as the girl. Part 2 is some reflections on childbirth from the Judy Knupe, Alice Abarbanel and Stephanie Mines. This program was produced by the Unlearning to Not Speak Collective.
Topics: Radio plays., Plath, Sylvia, Three women : a verse play for radio / by Sylvia Plath., American...
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The fifth in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by historian Gerda Lerner. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, founders of the National Woman Suffrage Association. With this lecture, Lerner attempts to expose the suffragists as human beings rather than symbols, and to put into context the work that they did and the sacrifices they made for solving women's problems.
Topics: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906, Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902, Suffrage --...
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Author and novelist Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) reads her prose poem "House of Incest."
Topics: Poetry., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Alice Walker, Black woman poet and novelist, reads from her new book of poetry "Good night, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning" at Cody's Bookstore in Berkeley on September 26th, 1979. Walker reads some poems that are not featured in the book. Poems read include I said to poetry, On sight, Overnights, If "those people" like you, I'm really very fond, Gray, When Golda Meir was in Africa, Representing the universe, My daughter is coming!, Did this happen to your mother?...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, Soldofsky, Alan.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Judy Grahn on menstruation, mixed with music by Elisabeth Waldo. Writer Judy Grahn reads her article "From Sacred Blood to the Curse and Beyond" published in the anthology "," edited by Charlene Spretnak (Harper and Row, 1982). Produced by Karla Tonella. Needs intro. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Grahn, Judy, 1940-, Menstruation (in religion, folklore, etc.)., American Women Making History and...
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Dr. Nancy Rosser, a resident psychiatrist at the neuropsychiatric institute at University of California, Los Angeles, speaks of the psychological aspect of being female, intercourse, pregnancy, contraception, sexual orientation, menstruation, menopause and theories of sexuality. Bo Siewert, a representative of the Daughters of Bilitis, also speaks of the problems of discrimination and alienation for the female homosexual. The lecture was recorded April 1970. Announcer is Stephanie Powsner.
Topics: Rosser, Nancy, Women's movement -- United States., Lesbians -- Personal narratives, Gender,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Music of Casse Culver, Willie Tyson, Alix Dobkin, and Maxine Feldman. Casse Culver performs: "Three Gypsies", "Sacred River", "Crystal Skies". Willie Tyson performs: "Lay Me Down". Maxine Feldman performs "Amazon". Willie Tyson again with "Witching Hour." Program closes at 27:00 with closing credits, then music starts again. Casse Culver performs: "I'm Late Again". Willie Tyson performs "Did You Say Love". Alix...
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Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women's music, Lesbians, Lesbian Feminist...
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Aircheck of a live performance of MacBird!, by playwright Barbara Garson (1941 - ), directed by KPFK' Phil Austin (1941 - ), which opened that month (January 1967?) at the Village Gate in New York City. MacBird! is a 1967 satire by Barbara Garson that superimposed the transferral of power following the Kennedy assassination onto the plot of Shakespeare's Macbeth (from Wikipedia). Actors include Ken Greenwald, Richard Paul, Philip Proctor, Carol Samuels, Dianne Turley[sp?]. Music by Leon Levitt,...
Topics: Garson, Barbara., Austin, Phil., Radio plays., American drama--Women authors, American Women Making...
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Interview with Lenora Foerstel, anthropologist, artist, mother of two, and professor at the Maryland Institute of Fine Art. They discuss the experiences that Foerstel and fellow anthropologist Theodore Schwartz had on Manus Island, while aiding Margaret Mead with a follow-up study in New Guinea. The first time Mead visited Manus Island and the Manus tribes, she wrote Growing Up In New Guinea (G. Routledge and Sons, Ltd. 1931). This was Mead's return to the island 25 years after her initial...
Topics: Manus Island (Papua New Guinea), Foerstel, Lenora, 1929-, Anthropologists., Manus (Papua New...
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Reading of Virginia Woolf's short story "Street Haunting: A London Adventure." Read by Vivian Schaeffer. No intro or outro. Tape ends "from all the treasures of the city, a lead pencil."
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Radio programs -- Fiction., Literary readings (Radio programs),...
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A tribute to the satirical singing and recording art of Madame Florence Foster Jenkins (1868 - 1944). Prepared and presented by Melvin Jahn. Included are rare recordings of her singing; an interview with her accompanist, Cosmé McMoon from an RCA record; and a review of her press. Her final words: "Some say I couldn't sing, but no one can say I didn't sing."
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Jenkins, Florence Foster, 1868-1944, McMoon,...
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Hannah Wilke, sculptor; Ann Sharp, collagist; Irene Stern, photographer; Judith Bernstein, artist (in paper and charcoal); and Louise Bougeois, sculptor, discuss women's erotic art and how they define "erotic art". Produced and hosted by Judith Vivell.
Topics: Wilke, Hannah., Sharp, Ann., Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010, Bernstein, Judith., Women artists, Women...
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Discussion of society, incest, and institutionalized marriage outside the family with Anthropology Professor Mariam Slater of Queens College.
Topics: Incest., Slater, Mariam, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker (1944 - ) reads her short story "Roselily" (written ca. 1967). Walker then talks with KPFA's Ginny Z. Berson about the story, how she wrote it about her first marriage to a civil rights attorney and how it questions the dominance of Christianity over all religions in the US. The story was dropped from a 10th grade English test by California state educators based on complaints from Christian conservatives in early 1994. The Traditional Values...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, African American women...
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Lesbian Express presents a program on lesbian mothers. Issues concerning child-rearing, child custody cases involving ex-husbands, and the lack of support for mothers in the lesbian community are explored. This is part 2, part 1 is missing. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lesbian mothers, Motherhood
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The writer Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992) describes her experiences growing up as a Black lesbian in New York City in the 1950s, touching on subjects such as frequenting gay and lesbian bars in the Greenwich Village and communal-style living experiments. She reads excerpts from her book, Zami: A new spelling of my name: a biomythography (Persephone Press, 1982). Recorded at Hunter College in New York. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth.
Topics: Rosenbluth, Helene, African American women authors, Women, Black -- Personal narratives., Lesbians...
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Simone de Beauvoir (b.1908- d.1986) French writer, intellectual, political activist, and feminist is interviewed by Studs Terkel in 1960. For 1977 broadcast, narrator Janet Dodson reads excerpts from de Beauvoir's books, Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, Prime of Life, All Said and Done and The Second Sex. Recording ends abruptly (perhaps part 1 of 2?) RECORDED: May 4, 1960. BROADCAST: KPFK, March 8, 1977.
Topics: Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008, Feminism, Women authors, Bilingual materials -- English / French.,...
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Excerpt from a rally at University of California Berkeley featuring speeches by philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse (1898 - 1979) and political activist and scholar Angela Davis (1944 - ). The rally was in support of Davis whose appointment to the faculty of U.C. Berkeley was challenged by the University of California Board of Regents because of her affiliation with the Communist Party. Dr. Marcuse was a Marxist philosopher and professor from University of California San Diego,...
Topics: Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979, University of California, Berkeley, African Americans--Civil...
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Ursule Molinaro (1916 - 2000), Paris-born social-satirist, novelist, playwright, and artist reads "Eating Melons in Marseille," from her new collection of short stories "Night School For Saints." Later she is interviewed by host Tom Vitale.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Ursule Molinaro., Women authors, Authors,...
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German-born political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975) delivers a talk about the concepts of freedom and revolution. Venue unknown. Recording starts mid-speech.
Topics: Revolutions., Political science -- United States., Freedom and the revolution / Hannah Arendt.,...
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This episode of the series Lesbian sisters includes 1.--Conversation between women artists: writer Alice Bloch, painter Joy Franklin, filmmaker Jan Oxenberg, poet [L.J.]? Tessier, weaver and sculptor Jackie Weller. 2.--Evan Paxton reads a short story. Features songs by Judy Collins, Cris Williamson, Meg Christian and Laura Nyro. Produced by Evan Paxton. Women artists segment engineered by Margot McFedries, remainder of program engineered by Wendy Sisson.
Topics: Oxenberg, Jan, Women artists, Lesbians -- Personal narratives, Lesbians -- Songs and music,...
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Maxine Serett, who wrote the book "The Housewife's Handbook of Selective Promiscuity" under the name Rey Anthony, discusses her book and her ideas concerning sex in modern American life. The book was based on the attitudes towards sex Serett encountered in her own personal life, and she explains that she wrote the book in the hope that it would encourage more people to talk openly about sex. The interviewer is KPFK's Fred Haines.
Topics: Promiscuity., Women -- Sexuality., Anthony, Rey, 1924-1994, American Women Making History and...
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Curators Anthony Berlant and Mary Hunt Kahlenberg discuss their exhibition of Navajo blankets at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on July 14, 1972, which traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe. They talk with Clare Spark about the technical and social relevance of Native textiles and raise important issues about utility, non-alienation and the artist in society. The conversation is interwoven with poems, chants, stories and excerpts from a recent article on strip...
Topics: Indians of North America -- Art., Arts and society., Navajo Indians -- Art., Native Americans.,...
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Poet, novelist and activist Marge Piercy (1936 - ) reads her eleven-poem sequence Laying Down the Tower, a radical meditation on the ancient symbols of the tarot deck - a political reading for the overturning of a repressed society. No intro or outro, and sound mostly audible in left channel only.
Topics: Poetry., Women poets, Piercy, Marge., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) and Rupert Pole read excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior." The reading is introduced by KPFK's Frank Roberts. Roberts announces that "The Diary of Anais Nin" has recently been published by the Swallow Press in cooperation with Harcourt, Brace, and World, and the book is already in it's second edition. Based on this...
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Autobiography--Women authors, Roberts, Francis., American Women Making...
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Maureen McIlroy reads "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) as a special reading for Halloween.
Topics: Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935, Short story., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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"Tell Me A Riddle" by Tillie Olsen (1912-2007) read by Virginia Maynard. Remastered by Hal 5/5/71.
Topics: Olsen, Tillie., Radio programs -- Fiction., Tell me a riddle / by Tillie Olsen, read by Virginia...
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Ruth B. Michaelson, M.A., psychologist, discusses the sexual activities and problems of adolescents and their parents. Recorded at a lecture discussion held by the American Institute of Family Relations in Los Angeles on April 30, 1963.
Topics: Teenagers -- Sexuality., Sex (Psychology), Adolescent psychology., American Women Making History...
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Actuality of the Women Take Back the Night march held in Los Angeles on April 19, 1980. Contains a speech by feminist activist Andrea Dworkin (1946-1995), a performance by the Los Angeles Women's Chorus and the Great American Yankee Freedom Band of Los Angeles perform, interviews with participants and actualities from the crowd.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Dworkin, Andrea., Take Back the Night...
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Author Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) talks with David Watmough, discussing her writings and opinions. Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, and her first short stories were written when she was 20. Her publications include The Hotel (1927); Friends And Relations (1931); To The North (1932); The House In Paris (1935); The Heat Of The Day (1949); A World Of Love (1955).
Topics: Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973, Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Jamie Gillis, star of The Opening of Misty Beethoven and Through the Looking Glass, discusses his life as a porno film star. Interview conducted by and program produced by Verna Gillis.
Topics: Pornographic film industry, Gay pornographic films, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Alice Toklas reading from The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein and The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. From the folio "It isn't really an autobiography, of course, because it was written by Gertrude Stein, which is known as too many ironies in the fire. This selection is taken from the Verve record (MGV-15017), and was loaned to KPFA by Campus Records, Berkeley." Contents include: The Garden at Bilignin, Haschich Fudge, Before I came to Paris, AND On first meeting with...
Topics: Toklas, Alice B., Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946, Literature -- Women authors., Women authors, American...
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David Rothenberg talks to Jean Stein (b. 1934), author of "Edie: An American Biography" about the life of actress/socialite Edie Sedgwick, and Stein's daughter Wendy vanden Heuvel.
Topics: Sedgwick, Edie, Stein, Jean, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Grace Paley (December 11, 1922 – August 22, 2007), feminist writer, reads poetry at the San Francisco Women's Building on June 22, 1980 in a benefit for the War Resisters League. In Part 1, Paley reads the poems Two villages, Connections: Vermont Vietnam, and That country, and a short story, The story hearer. Also performing that night was Judy Grahn (see AZ0456). Part 2 of the recording also contains Grace Paley reading at U.C. Extension, Berkeley on June 19, 1980. Paley reads the stories...
Topics: Women authors, Poetry, Modern -- 20th century., Feminism, Feminist poetry reading / Grace Paley.,...
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In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
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Interview with Patricia Marie "Patty" Andrews (1918-2013) of the Andrews Sisters about her life and her career. She was the blonde in the center. Richard Lamparski and Michael Knowles interview her backstage on her closing night of her Hollywood musical Victory Canteen in which she is lead off stage in handcuffs as a Nazi spy wearing a snood. God knows what Lamparski was wearing!
Topics: Andrews, Patty, 1918-2013, Knowles, Michael., Lamparski, Richard., Entertainers., American Women...
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Iris De La Cruz, chairperson of Prostitutes of New York, interviews Yolanda Jones from Black Women for Wages for Housework and Karen Green from the New York Collective of Prostitutes. They discuss the recent joint press conference held by those groups, in addition to Lesbians for Wages for Housework and the Gay Activist Alliance, about the push for the decriminalization of prostitution. The guests also discuss the French and British prostitutes going on strike for decriminalization.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Prostitution., Wages -- Housewives, PONY...
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The major part of this tape is a speech given by Audre Lorde at the Feminist Perspective on Pornography Conference in San Francisco, California, November, 1978. She talks about erotica, why it's needed, what it is, and why it's feared. Helene Rosenbluth gives a long introduction that includes definitions of both pornography and erotica. The conclusion of the tape is of Adrienne Rich, at the same conference, reading her poem The images, which was inspired by her visit to Crete and seeing the...
Topics: Lorde, Audre, Rosenbluth, Helene, Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, Erotica., Pornography., Feminism,...
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WHAT IS MONTESSORI? / Mario Montessori and Lena Wikramaratne interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson. Mario Montessori is the son of the founder of the famous Montessori system of education, and Miss Lena Wikramaratne is the West Coast Director of Association Montessori Internationale teacher training program. In this program, they discuss the experimental school for young children. - BROADCAST: KPFA, 7 June 1967.
Topics: Wikramaratne, Lena, Association Montessori internationale, Child development., Educational...
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This is Helene Rosenbluth's first episode of the series "Lesbian Sisters" on KPFK. The program opens with "Face the Music" by Meg Christian, then author Rita Mae Brown speaking at the Women's Building about art and politics. Later, Helene interviews Meg Christian and Judy Dlugacz about Olivia Records, and they feature the newly released Be Be K'Roche album.
Topics: Women musicians., Lesbian musicians, Brown, Rita Mae., Christian, Meg, Be Be K'Roche (Musical...
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Nina Mende interviews Chinese-Hawaiian writer, lecturer and actor Li Ling-Ai (1908 - ?), author of the memoir "Life Is for a Long Time," as she gives a Chinese cooking lesson.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Li, Ling-Ai, Authors, Chinese-American.,...
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Four women singer-songwriters in concert live at the first New York Women's Music Festival. In order of appearance: Lou Crimmons, Casse Culver, Alix Dobkin and Meg Christian. Recorded on February 14 and 15, 1975 at Barnard College. Produced by Margaret Mercer and Ceil Muller. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Crimmons, Lou., Culver, Casse., Dobkin, Alix., Christian, Meg, Women's music, Women singers,...
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Richard Lamparski elicits stories from African American jazz and classical pianist and singer Hazel Scott (1920-1981), about Orson Wells, Josephine Baker, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, and Harry Cohn.
Topics: Scott, Hazel, Lamparski, Richard., Biography, Entertainers., African American women jazz singers,...
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On this episode of Folkscene, Howard and Roz Larman interviews singer songwriter Holly Near, who performs with sisters Timothy and Laurel Near, and Jeff Langley on piano. This program was originally aired live from KPFK Studio A on May 27, 1973 and produced for Pacifica Radio by Howard and Roz Larman with engineering by Alan Kanter. Songs: 1. No More Genocide 2. Old Time Woman. 3. Monday Night Blue Girl 4. Santa Monica Pier 5. More Important To Me 6. Baseball Game in the Park 7. Hang in There...
Topics: Near, Holly., Women musicians., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Near,...
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Carlos Hagen has dedicated this program to the subject of the concept and role of woman in Nazi Germany. Through a number of articles, statements, and musical and sound illustrations -- some of them very rare -- Carlos Hagen presents a fascinating picture of how woman and her role and duties were regarded in the Germany of the Third Reich. Possibly Spectrum #133.
Topics: Hagen, Carlos., Nazism -- Germany., Women -- Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century, American...
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Ida Rolf, research bio-chemist whose studies of the human body led her to formulation of Structural Integration (Rolfing), talks about the future of her ideas, obstacles to general acceptance, the women's movement, the lack of mature individuals in our society, sexist language, training Rolfers, and the cost of Rolfing. Recorded at the Explorers of Humankind: First International Congress on the Bodily Arts & Sciences conference in Los Angeles, June 10-11, 1978. Recorded and produced by Roy...
Topics: Women's movement, Rolfing., Human Potential movement., Rolf, Ida P. (Ida Pauline), 1896-1996,...
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The United Nations proclaimed 1975 the International Women's Year, and sponsored an international conference held in Mexico City. After success and continued action taken by participating countries, the United Nations extended the observance to the International Women's Decade, spanning 1976-1982, with another international conference planned for 1980. In 1977, as a continuation of action in the United States, over one thousand elected delegates convened at the Albert Thomas Convention Center...
Topics: Women's movement, National Women's Conference (1st : 1977 : Houston, Tex.), United States. National...
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Interview with Connie Crothers (1941 - ), jazz pianist who was a student of Lennie Tristano. Host does not introduce himself on recording, likely is Bill Farrar.
Topics: Crothers, Connie, Women jazz musicians, Women musicians., Tristano, Lennie, American Women Making...
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Sybil Leek, journalist, writer and lecturer, and witch, meets the panel consisting of Geraldine Diepeveen, Michele Greenhill, and Tiger Slavik, housewives and apprentice witches. They discuss the ancient, pre-Christian occult religion of witchcraft, which involves acceptance of a power greater than one's self, and the idea of reincarnation. They discuss ceremonies, why the religion doesn't try to recruit more believers, common ground between witches and scientists, Sybil's book "Diary of a...
Topics: Occult sciences., Witchcraft., Leek, Sybil, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Lily Greenham (1924-2001) has made her reputation all over Europe as one of the most effective performers of sound poetry in live performance (as opposed to tape-recorded) situation. With a solid background in music (the Vienna Academy), a knowledge of eight languages, and a hard-headed women's rights lifestyle, she is a frequent attraction at international exhibitions. Tonight you'll hear her discuss her career with Carol and Charles Amirkhanian and deliver a number of her works as well as...
Topics: Greenham, Lily., Women poets, Concrete poetry., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Gloria Steinem and Margaret Sloan-Hunter, in a joint appearance at the Brooklyn Montessori School on May 15, 1973, address themselves to the relationship between sexism and racism. They discuss the white male-dominated media's representation of the women's liberation movement and black women's position in feminist activism. They are introduced by State Senator Carol Bellamy. Technical notes: There is a noise that occurs throughout Margaret Sloan-Hunter's speech.
Topics: Steinem, Gloria, Women's rights, Racism -- United States., Sloan-Hunter, Margaret, 1947-, American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Sabrina Sojourner hosts a discussion on the lesbian underground, or what it was like to be a lesbian before the feminist and gay liberation movement. Guests include Del Martin, author and Commissioner of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; Phyllis Lyon, Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission in San Francisco; and Pat Bond, comedian who appeared in the film "Word Is Out." In addition to the discussion, a tape produced by Karla Tonella of interviews with lesbians...
Topics: Gay rights--United States, Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Lyon,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Venus Taylor and Willie Mae Mathis, both mothers of children murdered in Atlanta (Angel Lenair and Jeffrey Mathis, respectively), address an audience in Los Angeles. They stress that Blacks get together, watch out for one another, and love each other. Produced by Sly Rivers, KPFK, 1981.
Topics: Taylor, Venus., Mathis, Willie Mae., Children, Black -- Atlanta (Ga.)., Mothers., Murder -- Atlanta...
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This episode of the Lesbian Radio Spectacular with a Cast of Millions, hosted by Judy Pasternak, is on lesbian sexuality. The guests are Sharon, Shelley, and Melinda. Program opens with "I'd like to make love to you" by Margaret Sloan from the compilation by the Lesbian Feminist Liberation "A Few Loving Women." There are announcements about lesbian events for the first ten minutes. Then poetry by Sharon and Shelly and a song by Cassie Culver about oral sex are played. This...
Topics: Lesbians, Women -- Sexuality., Lesbian couples, Sex, Hite, Shere, American Women Making History and...
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Ramparts Report, the weekly program of news and current happenings, brought to you by the staff of Ramparts Magazine. This week program is a recording of Anais Nin's talk about "The New Woman," her vision of the women of the future, the woman who is being born right now, who will, perhaps more than ever before in history, affect the world of the future. Ms. Nin presented these ideas in April 1974 in San Francisco as a part of the Celebration of Women in the Arts, Female of the...
Topics: Women artists, Women -- Social conditions., Feminism, Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Margaret Hamilton (1902 - 1985) was an American film actress who is best known for her role as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. She is interviewed here by Richard Lamparski for his series "Whatever became of...?" In this interview, Hamilton discusses being recognized as the Wicked Witch, Judy Garland, her teaching career, and her theatrical work, among other topics.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Actors and actresses, Hamilton, Margaret,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This program contains an interview, a speech, and readings from Alice Walker's book, "The Color Purple." In the interview, Walker talks about God, faith, lesbians, publishers and writing as healing. Walker also talks about writing in dialect. The readings are intermixed with music. Walker's talks were recorded at Old Wives' Tales in San Francisco and at Walker's home in San Francisco in July, 1982. Produced by Laurie Udesky and Corless Smith. The sound quality varies in this program...
Topics: Smith, Corless., Walker, Alice, 1944-, Women authors, Literature., African Americans, Women,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Soul and blues singer Esther Phillips (1935-1984) talks with activist Angela Davis (1944 - ) about her life and background, what it was like to be 13 years old and on the road with a band, drugs, racism, God, and why she has started her own production company. The interview is mixed with music from Phillips' latest album, You've come a long way, baby (Mercury Records, 1977). Produced by Stephanie Allen and Angela Davis for KPFA-FM, with technical assistance by Henry Peters.
Topics: Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Philips, Esther., Jazz musicians., Women entertainers --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
New York Times reporter discusses her experiences covering the Vietnam conflict. Gloria Emerson (1929-2004), who covered the war in Vietnam for the "New York Times" from early 1970 to early 1972, talks with Nick Egleson about her experiences and her conclusions. Ms. Emerson is the only reporter besides Pacifica's Judy Coburn to have her credentials revoked by the government of South Vietnam. They said her reports did not reflect favorably on their policies. Ms. Emerson is on leave...
Topics: Emerson, Gloria., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives., Journalists -- South Vietnam.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Anne Sexton reads some of her work before an audience at the Poetry Center of the 92nd St. YM-YWHA in New York City in 1965. Some of the poems read are: Her kind -- I remember -- In the deep museum -- The truth the dead know -- Walking in Paris -- For the year of the insane -- The double image. Not self-contained. Tape ends with nearly a minute of applause.
Topics: Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974, Poetry., Women poets, Poetry reading, Poetry Center of the 92nd Street...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Mary Daly (October 16, 1928 – January 3, 2010), one of the most important figures in contemporary feminist theory and author of "Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism" published in 1978; "Beyond God The Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation," 1973; and "The Church and The Second Sex," 1968-- all published by Beacon Press. This lecture, delivered at the University of California, Berkeley on May 15, 1980, is based on "Gyn/Ecology"...
Topics: Feminism, Women authors, Fire of female fury / Mary Daly.**The, American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Kathie Sarachild is interviewed on KPFA's "Unlearning to not speak" program by Susan Elisabeth. Sarachild is a member of the Redstockings radical feminist group which has just published a "warning" that Gloria Steinem and MS Magazine (Steinem is editor) may be fronts for the CIA and powers that be to block progress on feminist issues such as the exploitation of women. Focus is on Steinem's political history since the 1960s and her association with the Independent Research...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Unlearning to Not Speak collective.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Delia Davis and Nancy Houngs, members of Lesbians Organized for Video Experience (LOVE), discuss how their work serves as a record of the lesbian community's history, and how it has affected their own loves and attitudes. Host and producer is Ronald Gold.
Topics: Davis, Delia., Houngs, Nancy., Women artists, Gay organizations, centers, etc., Lesbians -- New...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This is a recording of members of the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective reading excerpts from the book "Sister of the Road," by Bertha Thompson, published in 1937 and out of print at the time the program was created. Bertha told her story to Dr. Ben L. Reitman, who wrote the introduction. The book describes socialist camps, boarding houses, prostitution, and social change. Program was produced by the following members of the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective: Ellen Dubrowin, Robin...
Topics: Unlearning to Not Speak collective., Box-Car Bertha, Women authors, Tramps., Feminism and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Aircheck of first in a series of programs on the history of women of color titled "This Bridge Called My Back," inspired by the anthology of the same title, edited by Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga. This program, about Native American and other women of color in the United States, is an introduction to the series, with music, poetry, and commentary. Host is Barbara Omolade. Edited and approved for broadcast by Eileen Zalisk.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Omolade, Barbara, Native Americans., Indian...
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Valerie Taylor talks about the history of lesbian literature in front of an audience at the West Coast Women's Music Festival in September 1981, then we hear studio readings of three lesbian short stories. The first piece is Celia by Francine Krasno, part of a collection of short stories called Lesbian Fiction: An Anthology, published by by Persephone Press, 1981, read by Ginny Berson and Reyna Cowan. The second story is Ladybug by Arny Christine Straayer from her book of short stories Hurtin...
Topics: Taylor, Valerie, 1913-1997, Lesbian authors, Lesbian pulp fiction, Straayer, Arny Christine,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Documentary on women labor reform pioneers in the United States with a focus on the Lowell Mills Girls who struggled for better working conditions, wages, hours in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1800s. Documentary includes music, readings, and narration.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women workers., Women textile workers, Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This is a recording of the session during which Gwendolyn Brooks and LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) read from their own poetry at the Negro Writers conference at Asilomar in August 1964. "The Negro writer in the United States" was a five-day seminar hosted by the University of California at Berkeley Extension Program, held at the Asilomar State Park in California, August 5-9, 1964. This first reel is of Gwendolyn Brooks reading her poetry and prose, beginning with her foreword to the...
Topics: Poets, Black, African American poets, The Negro writer in United States conference -- Asilomar,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
John C. Lilly (1915 - 2001), author, physicist, neuroscientist and psychonaut, and Antonietta "Toni" Lilly, author and artist, deliver a talk on communication between terrestrial animals and sea animals (particularly man and dolphin). The lecture features a live dolphin with whom the Lillys demonstrate some of their theories about animal consciousness. The Lillys were recorded at Entayant in New York City by Bill Kortum. Produced by Linda Perry for WBAI with assistance from Billy...
Topics: Lilly, Antonietta, Lilly, John Cunningham, 1915-, Dolphins., Animal intelligence., Human-animal...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This is a radio play based on Edith Wharton’s short story "Roman Fever" about two middle-aged American mothers in Rome, worried about their children, themselves, and life. Adaptated for radio by Erik Bauerseld. Pat Franklyn plays Mrs. Slade; Shirley Medina plays Mrs. Ansley. Technical production by John Whiting.
Topics: Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937, Franklyn, Pat., Radio adaptations., Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Roman...
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A historical and critical documentary about writer Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). Different voices are used to recreate people in Stein's life, as well as Stein herself (played by Eleanor Sully, former head of Drama and Literature Department at KPFA). Others at KPFA in the cast include: Ellen Dubrowin (subscription registrar); Kathy McAnally (Public Affairs Dept.); Warren Van Orden (Business Manager); Alan Snitow (News Director); Charles Amirkhanian (Music Director). Criticism of Stein is based on...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946, Toklas, Alice B.,...
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Richard Lamparski interviews American film actress Una Merkel (1903 - 1986). Merkel is best known for her roles in the films Destry Rides Again (1939), The Bank Dick (1940), and Summer and Smoke (1961), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. They discuss her long film and stage career.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Merkel, Una, 1903-1986, Lamparski, Richard.,...
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Interview with Patti Pickens (1914–1995) of the singing trio The Pickens Sisters. From the folio: "Surely you have awakened in the middle of the night wondering about the 3 lovelies from 1930s radio. Patti steps from the center of the trio to tell all to their most loyal groupie, Richard Lamparski. Just when you feel you can't bear another minute, the program ends with a 1937 Harry Richman record."
Topics: Pickens, Patti., Music, Popular (Songs, etc.) -- United States., Whatever became of : the Pickens...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Richard Lamparski interviews Arlene DeMarco (1933-2013), a member of the singing group, the DeMarco Sisters. From the folio: "When the DeMarco Sisters were singing during the 1940's and 50's, she was the one in the center. Now she's the one who is far out. Heavy dishing here as Richard Lamparski mulls through the dirt contained in Arlene's new book 'Triangle'. Grandma Lamparski will wash out Richard's mouth with soap if she hears this one." Her new book is a fiction about a woman who...
Topics: DeMarco Sisters, Entertainers -- Personal narratives., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982